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What is graves disease

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Grave's Disease: Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). While a number of disorders may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
immune system quirk: This is an disorder where a persons immune system develops antibodies (like you would to a virus) but these attack the thyroid gland. This causes an o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Way too much coffee: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Graves' disease is a risk factor for:: Underactive thyroid, Goiter, Thyroid nodules.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Autoimmune disorder: Graves disease is the most common cause for hyperthyroidism in the us, and is caused by the immune system producing an antibody that stimulates the th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Singh
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyrodism: Hyperthyroidism with end organ damage.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune: Graves' disease is caused by an antibody mimicking the action of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) causing the gland to overproduce thyroid hormones.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Autoimmunity: Wbcs make an antigen that slips into the receptor for the bodies natural TSH causing the production of too much thyroid hormone.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Get treated: Hi. Graves' disease needs to be treated. 2 real options & 1 third option. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend treating you with radioac ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Various ways: In your age group, the most common recommendation would be to take antithyroid drugs (methimazole) to control the hyperthyroidism. After 6 months, on ... Read More
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